Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Onto the land of tarten


How glorious the drive up to Scotland was with so many postcard moments that I longed to capture.The air so fresh and clean, the countryside so pretty.
A week to explore was not long enough.This first shot was taken from McCaigs tower, overlooking the town of Oban.

Castles, castles everywhere.Its just seeping with history and stories begging to be told.These three pics are all different castles, the middle one is Urquhart Castle on the Loch Ness, built in the 13th century.Twas a misty day to sail on the loch, but alas, no sign of Nessie.







Such beautiful sites such as this waterfall that was tucked away.
Below is the view we had from our super holiday spot at Tralee Bay Holidays in Benderloch,by Oban.Our first walk down to the loch had me sighting the first of the wildlife, a seal.The first morning had hubby sighting wild deer.This holiday park was A1, and I would go back in a heartbeat http://www.tralee.com/.




Another castle on the far left ( cant remember the name but brother -in laws father was stationed here in the war) Couldn't you just imagine a princess living there.The next shot is 2150ft up on the Ben Nevis Range.What a great sight that was and we truly were above the clouds.



We enjoyed a rare breeds park where my boy made friends with a highland coo.Yes coo.
We saw the funniest dance from a lama there, something we will laugh about for years to come.

It was so interesting to see the how they work the lochs too.Patience and communication are what is needed here, but it was interesting to watch. Ive got to say that this was a wonderful week that I really enjoyed.Somewhere I know I will venture to again, but next time I hope to catch a true Scott all kilted up, cause I want to know if those rumours are true...he-he.

7 comments:

kelsey said...

Love the piccies of your holiday Dawnie, I think the castles are my favourite....just awe-inspiring to think how long they've stood there for. Hubby is a real history buff and we'd both love to go to Ireland to check it out...with a surname name like O'Mullane do you think we'd ever need to buy our own drinks??? lol

Dotee said...

Beautiful photo's Dawnie. Thanks very much for sharing. It sounds like this was a magical part of your trip.

I would have loved to have seen a Lama dance :) And maybe seen what Scotsmen REALLY wear under their kilts!

carmel said...

Great pics Dawn, I didn't know there was a Tralee in Scotland! it's twin is in the South West of Ireland, big town, great crack (not the powdered kind, well maybe) to be had. The beauty pagent held there is The Rose of Tralee, Australia always sends a girl. I've not been to Scotland, it looks beautiful...but... I have seen what a scotsman wears under his kilt Dot and it would take the eye out of your head LOL...hugs, Carmel xxx

Ev said...

Hee Hee....I know the secret of the kilt...and you know what...I ain't telling LOL. Lets just say I saw a wee bit much of my sisters XDH on their wedding day!!!!

Funny I was just looking at my photos of Loch Ness and Oban yesterday...completely different views and the weather was FOUL but nice photos all the same.

These make me kind of homesick...

Gail said...

I have not been blogging lately, real busy, but I was so pleased I came by your way, what beautiful pics, love the castles, I've always wanted to roam around in one
Sounds like you had a wonderful time. What a blessing.

Gail said...

I have not been blogging lately, real busy, but I was so pleased I came by your way, what beautiful pics, love the castles, I've always wanted to roam around in one
Sounds like you had a wonderful time. What a blessing.

Jen Crossley said...

These are beautiful photos Dawnie,I wish I was roamin in the glomin in scotland with you.
It looks breath taking
Crozza